How to Move iPhone Apps From Home Screen to App Library in iOS 14

Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter?

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In a previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your App Library to your Home Screen. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your Home Screen to your App Library in iOS 14.

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How to Move iPhone Apps from App Library to Home Screen in iOS 14

Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter? Lets explore how this is done

This is for the iPhone running iOS 14

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Move an App

First, locate an app on your Home Screen you would like to move. Press and hold down the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

Home Screen 1
Viewing the Kim Komando app on the Home Screen

Next, tap the Remove App option from the pop-up context menu. See below image:

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The pop-up menu for the Kim Komando app

Your iPhone will display a message asking if you want to move the selected app to the App Library or delete it. Just select the Move to App Library. See following image:

Home Screen 3
The message notification for the Kim Komando app

Use Alphabetical List

The app will now disappear from your Home Screen. Now, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. You can find the app that you moved in one of the automatically-generated groupings, or by tapping on the App Library Search bar, or by tapping on a letter in the alphabetical list of installed apps. Refer to below image for searching by the alphabetical list:

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Accessing the alphabetical list

Use Search Bar

You may start typing into the App Library Search Bar the first couple of letters of the app’s name to find it. See below image in locating the Kim Komando app:

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Typing in a few characters to locate the Kim Komando app

Launch the App

Once you have found the app, just tap it to launch the app. See following image for my Kim Komando app in the Suggestions library:

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The App Library showing the Kim Komando app

For now, Apple doesn’t allow you to create your own groups or to decide which app should go in which group. Hopefully, Apple will improve the feature over the coming months.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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